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  WCERS provides retirement services for Active, Deferred, Retired Wayne County Employees, Wayne County Airport Authority Employees and Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court Employees.




The Wayne County Employees' Retirement System (WCERS) is a public employee retirement system that was established by the County of Wayne on December 1, 1944. WCERS is administered by the Board of Retirement ("Board") to provide retirement, disability, death, and survivor benefits for its employees' under the authority of the Home Rule Charter for the County and Section 12a of Act No. 156 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1851 (MCL 46.12a, MSA 5.333(1)), as amended.

Important Notice - Health Insurance Questions 

If you are a retiree or employee and you have questions about your healthcare services, please contact Wayne County Benefits.   Representatives can be reached at:  or 313-224-5157 


To ensure prompt handling of issues, please only use the email and phone numbers listed above and no longer use email addresses/phone numbers from the past.  

Latest News
Posted News
01/30/2019 Office Closure January 30th and January 31st
01/29/2019 2019 Revised Committee Meeting Schedule
01/28/2019 Regular Board Minutes Posted December 17, 2018
01/02/2019 Audit Committee Board Meeting Minutes Posted December 13, 2018
01/02/2019 Special Election Notice Active Retirement Commissioner
12/17/2018 Regular Board Minutes Posted November 28, 2018
12/17/2018 2019 Board Meeting Schedule
12/17/2018 2019 Committee Meeting Schedule
12/14/2018 Audit Committee Board Meeting Minutes Posted November 15, 2018
12/13/2018 Moratorium for new participant enrollment to AXA-Equitable
11/28/2018 Quarterly Board Minutes Posted November 9, 2018
11/28/2018 Regular Board Minutes Posted October 29, 2018
11/15/2018 Audit Committee Board Meeting Minutes Posted October 11, 2018
11/15/2018 2018 Revised Committee Meeting Schedule
11/14/2018 Election Results for Active Retirement Commissioner
10/30/2018 Regular Board Minutes Posted September 28, 2018
10/30/2018 Personnel Committee Board Meeting Minutes Posted September 20, 2018
10/29/2018 New Prudential Portal
10/11/2018 Audit Committee Board Meeting Minutes Posted September 20, 2018
10/02/2018 Election Committee Board Meeting Minutes Posted July 12, 2018
10/02/2018 Audit Committee Board Meeting Minutes Posted August 09, 2018
09/28/2018 Election Results for Retired Retirement Commissioner
09/28/2018 Policy Committee Board Meeting Minutes Posted August 09, 2018
09/28/2018 Regular Board Minutes Posted August 27, 2018
08/28/2018 Annual Report 2017
08/28/2018 WCERS Historical Review 2008-2017
08/27/2018 Regular Board Minutes Posted July 23,2018
08/27/2018 Quarterly Board Minutes Posted July 26, 2018
08/14/2018 2018 Committee Meeting Schedule
08/14/2018 Audit Committee Board Meeting Minutes Posted July 12, 2018
08/14/2018 Policy Committee Board Meeting Minutes Posted July 12, 2018

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Mission Statement 

The Mission of the Wayne County Employees’ Retirement System (WCERS) is to provide secure retirement benefits that are due to the members and beneficiaries of the WCERS, and to administer such benefits by complying with the Wayne County Retirement Ordinance, collective bargaining agreements and other regulatory requirements with the highest ethical standards and fiduciary responsibility so that members and beneficiaries receive the benefits they earn on a timely basis.